oak storage

After work today, im headed over to collect my 'wood find', a old oak shed I mentioned in an eairler post. I will most likely have to stack it off behind the shop. Just wondering if id run into any problems keeping it under a tarp, or plastic of some type?... Im thinking mid-south humidity + plastic + wood, not a good combo... Good time to build a lean2 off the shop....except i checked on 2x prices yesterday.....8' 2x4s going for 5bucks apiece now.... Any other outside storage options?
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Top less important than bottom. You want to stack and sticker it on a _flat_ surface. Easy enough to leave a little air between the stack and the tarp, I do it all the time with green wood, and it doesn't mildew.
http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/TMU/publications.htm has publications on stacking and storing. What applies to green will work for old.

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Put down some logs or 4X4s 3-4 ft apart. Stack and sticker wood. Put some stickers on top of pile and cover with roofing tin. Make sure to overlap the tin so water runs off, not into the pile (if the pile is long enough to need two pieces of tin lengthwise). Weight the tin with some logs or cement blocks. It's incredible what the wind can lift iin a storm! Four blocks on a short pile, six on a long pile, or equivalent in six inch logs.
Condensation takes place under tarps and plastic and starts mold before you know it.
Wilson

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sawdust wrote:

Consider stacking it as you describe, sticker the boards, but keep the tarp elevated a few inches with whatever and keep the end of the pile open so air can go through there.
Hoyt W.
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On Thu, 27 May 2004 04:53:39 -0500, "sawdust"

keep 'em up off of the ground, especially if you have damp soil or subterranian termites where you live...
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